Fake vs. Real Grassroots August 29, 2009 : 2:23 PM

Building a grassroots movement is difficult. The Alliance for Climate Protection has spent the past two years working hard to grow to more than two million members ready to take action to solve the climate crisis. Of course some want to take shortcuts.

It has been widely reported that Bonnor and Associates, working for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, sent fake letters to members of Congress purporting to be from grassroots organizations opposing the American Clean Energy Security Act. The problem was some of these organizations, including a chapter of the NAACP, had taken the opposite position. Bonnor’s goal was to try and demonstrate a movement opposed to legislation where none existed.

What can we do? Fight back with our real grassroots muscle.

This month alone, Repower America is hosting more than 50 events in 20 states to show how strong our grassroots presence is. And you can call the Repower Hotline at 1-877-9-REPOWER to help demonstrate that the American people demand comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation.

Our movement has been building towards this moment. Together we will not fail.